College celebrates Black History Month with gospel program

Feb. 13, 2014 @ 02:09 PM

Vance-Granville Community College recently held a gospel program in honor of Black History Month in the civic center on the college’s main campus in Vance County.

The event was organized by the college's division of business and applied technologies.

Steven Hargrove served as master of ceremonies and offered reflections on black history between performances. Hargrove is the department chair of public services and program head for the criminal justice program at the school.

Among the program participants were the Divine Prerogative mime ministry and the In Him We Move dance ministry, both of White Rock Missionary Baptist Church in Oxford; saxophonist and vocalist Nicholas Tucker of Wilson; the South Henderson Pentecostal Holiness Church Choir; the Durham-based 100 Men in Black choir; and the Henderson-based Community Mass Choir.

Dr. Tolokun Omokunde, Vance-Granville male mentoring program coordinator, provided the invocation and benediction.

The program ended with remarks from Dr. Stelfanie Williams, college president.